Tort reform refers to proposed changes in the civil justice system that would reduce tort litigation or damages. Tort is a system for compensating wrongs and harm done by one party to another’s person, property or other protected interests. Tort reform advocates like Georgia Watch, focus on personal injury in particular.
Current Georgia law shields negligent members of the medical community from accountability for those errors, and prevents innocent patients from achieving the justice they deserve. Georgia’s is the most restrictive law in the nation. Senate Bill 3 works against consumer rights and for doctor wrongs. To read more click here.
Despite decades of dangerous recalls and fraudulent drug trials related to FDA-approved drugs and medical devices, Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) filed Senate Bill 101 which would extend immunity from civil lawsuits filed in Georgia to Georgia-based pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers of FDA-approved products. To read more click here.